Wrap up of Dewey’s readathon

24 hours of reading is completed! Even with all the interruptions of life I still managed to read 789 pages off four books. Feeling beyond accomplished even though I didn’t think it was going to be possible.

In the first half, I managed to complete Purple Orchids and The Neon Lawyer. The neon lawyer wasnt something I was very much interested in, it dragged a lot and the plot was a bit typical. It isn’t a recommended read but if you do manage to snag it for free with the audio then go for it. 

Purple Orchids had so many steamy scenes and it kept me very much interested because just when you thought you had it figured out, something else would happen and throw you for a crazy loop.  Can you believe it was a romance novel? Yup, my reading a romance novel is beyond rare, like finding a four leaf clover. 

Now as the readathon was winding down, I did snag in about  3 hours of sleep that I needed oh so badly. I did wake up and began to read Good as Gone by Amy Gentry which started off really good and I am hoping to continue reading it. Who doesn’t like a good kidnapping, survival, thriller book? 


Then, I began listening to The Color Of Secrets which is a world war 2 novel and anything based in that era always gets my attention so that one I managed to read close to half of it.  


Out of all the books I read during the readathon Purple Orchids was my favorite. I am shocked that I enjoyed a romance novel because I tend to steer clear of those but it was nice to step out of my comfort zone which is what I had intended to do for this readathon. 

I am so excited for the next one in October and even joined another group that holds monthly readathons! I think I have rediscovered my inner bookworm. 

Which book did you enjoy reading during the readathon? If you didn’t participate,  will you consider joining the dewey’s 24 hour readathon in october? 

Stay blessed! 

Book Review: The Fall part 2 of the strain

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The fall is the second book of this three part series. You can read the first book review by looking at my book reviews section. I very much enjoyed the first book but the fall has really taken the cake when it came to details and action. It had so much more jam packed scenes of the war against vampires and more revelations into why it was all happening.

I must admit that with one of the main characters gone (can’t reveal which one because that will defeat the purpose of you reading it), I am left pondering what will happen in the third book and if the other main characters will prevail against evil or continue on their demise. I was so excited as I saw more work go to their favor but then the twist the author threw in left me wondering why.

I love books that do that,  to throw you into a different direction you was not expecting.  It leaves you wanting to read part three with more cravings and questions.

If you haven’t read the strain, please read it!  I don’t usually like gory books especially about vampires but this trilogy is so good and satisfying to read that I am glad I started it and glad it was sent to me by my dear friend steph who recommended it to me. 

Look out,  I have begun part three and will put all three book reviews into one blog post and will give my final rating on the trilogy and if and what were the best and least best parts.

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Stay blessed, 
Vanessa